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European researchers have built prototypes that combine plastic solar cells with ultrathin, flexible batteries. But don’t throw away your battery recharger just yet.
A secret, fast-charging, powerful battery.
Washington’s growing interest could help make plug-in hybrids more affordable. The payoff: 150 miles per gallon.
A small, powerful rope-climbing device can pull a person up 30 stories in 30 seconds.
By measuring nanoscale forces, researchers learn to make lithium-ion batteries that pull themselves together.
A Texas company says it can make a new ultracapacitor power system to replace the electrochemical batteries in everything from cars to laptops.
Recent advances in battery chemistry and systems design could lead to working prototypes by year’s end.